Olveston House & Larnach Castle

Olveston House & Larnach Castle

5 hours | Dunedin (Port Chalmers) | P C 3 - 2 2 0
Average Guest Rating
$ 144.95
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Points of Interest

  • Dunedin Train Station
  • Larnach Castle
  • Olveston House
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Two splendid landmarks of grace and beauty await your discovery on this lovely half-day tour for architecture buffs and those who appreciate the finer things in life. Travel along the coastline and through Dunedin to magnificent Larnach Castle, built between 1873 and 1877. Set atop the highest point on the beautiful Otago Peninsula, the castle commands eye-popping 360-degree views of Dunedin and Otago Harbour. Thrill to magnificent wood ceilings carved by the best European craftsmen and a superb collection of New Zealand antiques, all masterfully incorporated into the 43 different rooms. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea in the castle ballroom. Next, drive to historic Olveston House. Designed by London architect Sir Ernest George and built between 1904 and 1907, the home is set amidst an acre of manicured gardens and abuts the lush parkland, or "Town Belt," that surrounds the center of Dunedin. Return to port after this picturesque day.

Special Notes:

Photography is not permitted inside Olveston House or Larnach Castle.

There is no elevator access to Olveston House's upper stories. Guests in wheel chairs may view a DVD-tour of those floors. Larnach Castle is not wheelchair accessible - guests in wheelchairs are restricted to visiting the gardens and the ground floor.

Child Price:

12 years & under only


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Port Chalmers to Larnach Castle

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:45
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Larnach Castle

Time at site: 01:40

Depart Larnach Castle for Olveston House

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:45

Olveston House Tour

Time at site: 01:15

Travel back to ship

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:35